CENSUS RECORDS: QUEBEC, CANADA
1851 census, Trois Rivieres, St. Maurice County, Quebec
[Who was Mary Cartwright? Was it an error by the census taker? ]
John Devine, 70, born Ireland, cultivateur [farmer]. Catholic, as are his children.
Mary Cartwright, 55, born Ireland. Catholic.
Mary Devine, 19, born Trois Rivieres
Anny Devine, 11, born Trois Rivieres
Margaret Devine, 9, born Trois Rivieres
James Devine, 16, born Trois Rivieres, farmer
Francis Devine, 14, born Trois Rivieres, journalier [day laborer]
1861 census Trois Rivieres
John Devine, 78, farmer, born Ireland. Family Roman Catholic.
Rosa Devine, 63, born Ireland
Francis Devine, 22, born Canada
Mary, 29, born Canada
Margaret, 18, born Canada
1 female death in 1860, age 20; cause consumption [Anne Devine died 8 June 1860]
Their house was one story, brick. They had one horse, 3 cows, 1 pig.
1871 census Trois Rivieres
Rose Devine, 68, born Ireland. Farmer. Roman Catholic.
Mary Devine, 38, born Quebec
Marguerite, 24, born Quebec
Francis, 34, born Quebec
1881 census Nicolet, Nicolet, Quebec
Rose Devine, 83, born 1798 Ireland, widowed, Catholic
Francois, 36, born 1845 Quebec, Catholic, nationality Irish, farmer.
Marguerite, 28, born 1853 Quebec, Catholic, nationality Irish
KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA
History of Kossuth County, Iowa, Benjamin F. Reed, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. (Chicago) 1913
The Irvington Country - 1856-1864
Barnett Devine that year  settled on the premises which have ever since been his home, now in
southern Riverdale. His brother John also located just south of him. The senior brother, Barnet, found a
fine grove, the river running through it, and very fertile prairie adjoining. Besides this on the river bottoms
grass was making a luxuriant growth. The place presented itself as an ideal one for a stock farm and
"Barney" wanted it. There was but one obstacle in the way of his becoming the owner, and that was that
another man was holding it as his claim and demanding $500 for his interest. Barney thereupon went down
into his pocket, produced the required cash and took possession. When Mrs. Devine began living there her
nearest neighbors on the north were O. J. Smith and another back on the old O'Rourke farm. On neither the
east nor the west were there any houses in sight, and her neighbors on the south were far away.
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